On May 1, a customer entered a Pompano Beach Subway looking nervous. He paced back and forth across the eatery's lobby before asking employee Joaquin Zapata to ring him up for a soda and chips. Apparently changing his mind at the register, he then inquired instead about the price of a sweeter side d ... More >>
Craigslist can be a shady place. While it may be good for purchasing a used ottoman or a bicycle pump and also good for the occasional missed connection hook-up, it can also be a great place to go if you want to get properly mugged. That's what happened to at least one armed-robbery victim of Laude ... More >>
The Fort Lauderdale Police Department has just released video of an armed robbery that occurred at the McDonald's located at 1600 South State Road 7 in Fort Lauderdale. According to police, on Sunday, February 2 at approximately 10:30 p.m., two armed and disguised suspects entered the restaurant, ... More >>
A man thought he scored big when he met an attractive woman at a strip club who agreed to come home with him. Later that night, he was beaten, robbed, and tied up by the woman's two male accomplices. Perhaps meeting a woman at a strip club was a bad choice? Either way, BSO deputies caught up with ... More >>
The Fort Lauderdale Police Department has released a surveillance video in the investigation of an armed robbery that occurred at the Community Food Store at 3200 West Broward Boulevard, this past Sunday in the hopes that it may lead to an arrest. According to the Detective DeAnna Greenlaw of the F ... More >>
Fort Lauderdale police are searching for a masked man who robbed a Taco Bell employee at gunpoint. Cops have converged at the Taco Bell restaurant on the 1800 block of Federal Highway in Fort Lauderdale. They have closed off the area as they continue to search for the suspect.
Robbers and hold-up men live fast go-go lifestyles like the rest of us. Just like you, they need a more convenient means in which to get their work done, living in our 24-hour social media get-after it world. Take Anthony Williams of Orlando, for example. Instead of parking his car, getting out, an ... More >>
While much of the nation was asleep, Boston experienced madness as police identified and chased two of the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings. The suspects are said to be 19- and 20-something-year-old brothers who seem to have been living near Boston for at least a year based on internet clues ... More >>
A couple of Davie robbers hatched themselves a foolproof scheme to rob some money.And since ATMs are just boxes of money, they decided to go gank them one from a fair.The would-be robbers did just that. Unfortunately for them, their plan went only as far as "stealing an ATM," because they were caugh ... More >>
While Chris Bosh was out celebrating his 29th birthday with a massive elephant cake and a live-tweeting camel, someone was busy ransacking his home of $340,000 worth of jewels, watches and other valuables. The burglar was pretty selective of what to take, including rings and purses, according to Mi ... More >>
Three men are facing charges in connection with the shooting of a manager/bartender at Josephine's Italian Restaurant in Boca Raton.According to WPEC, Channel 12 news, Quinton Redell Sylvestre, 26, of Fort Lauderdale; Samuel Magic Walker, 27, of Lauderdale Lakes; and Adalberto Junior Montalvo, 29, o ... More >>
The Sun-Sentinel has reported that there was a shooting at Josephine's Italian Restaurant in Boca Raton on Friday. Manager and bartender, Rafael Rodriguez, was shot and killed during an armed robbery.
Are we safe anywhere anymore? Orlando's Wesh.com is reporting a wheelchair-bound man was stabbed a handful of times in the abdomen at a McDonald's restaurant late Christmas Day.
Florida Atlantic University is reporting that an armed intruder has been spotted on their Boca campus. Early reports say the intruder is in the Arts & Letters building. He is described is a black male, about five-foot-ten, with a muscular build. He is reportedly wearing white pants an ... More >>
Myles Dowling of Newton Massachusetts was arrested for robbing a PNC Bank in Boca Raton last week, according to an FBI criminal complaint filed in federal court. The complaint says Dowling demanded money from the tellers using a black revolver handgun, and then took off in a four-door 2000 Honda Ci ... More >>
Whatever actually happened to Harold Needle early last Saturday morning, it wasn't good. Boynton Beach Police say he called them to report a robbery, but the incident report says, "[It] should be noted Howard had approx. five different stories to the above incident and was extremely intoxicated."Nee ... More >>
Around 8 p.m. on May 30, someone attacked a man on the 2500 block of Northwest 8th Street in Franklin Park, according to police. The robber put the man in a chokehold and held what the victim believes was a boxcutter to his throat. The robber demanded money then ran away -- but the victim gave ... More >>
If the decrepit, fictionalized methheads on Breaking Bad have taught us anything, it's that stealing an entire ATM is a fruitless venture that will result in your skull getting crushed. In the wee hours of Monday morning, the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office arrived at a Loxahatchee Walg ... More >>
The FBI announced a $5,000 reward yesterday for information leading to the arrest of a man they say robbed a Pembroke Pines Wells Fargo bank on March 29.Police say the man fled on a dark-colored sport bike with the money stuffed in a black backpack. The backpack then opened on Interstate 75 and d ... More >>
In July 1974, Fort Lauderdale Police Officer Walter Ilyankoff was executed in the parking lot of a Red Lobster during a botched armed robbery attempt.The four men who committed the robbery were all convicted of first-degree murder. The three still alive are up for parole in August -- and the Fort ... More >>
There's nothing to stir excitement quite like a robbery, a car chase, an explosive fire, and a fugitive hiding in a canal.
Volusia County Sheriff's OfficeJennifer Finch, mug-shot take 50.It took just over ten years, but 33-year-old Jennifer Finch managed to be arrested for the 50th time on Saturday and made her 50th trip to the Volusia County Jail.This time around, Finch was popped by the Daytona Beach Police Departm ... More >>
Susan NYC from Flickr.comForget about the Riviera Beach law that warns saggy-pants-wearing citizens to pull 'em up or pay up.Here's an even better reason anyone sporting low-riders should start hiking things up: It might make you less of a target if you happen to be running from the cops.That was ... More >>
Photo: Broward Sheriff's OfficePeriu managed a smile for his most recent mug shot.Manny Periu, the former Broward bondsman known for accidentally chauffeuring a bank robber, is back in jail after being arrested Tuesday night on charges he threatened a witness in a drug-trafficking case.That clash ... More >>
Read a penetrating chapter from former Phoenix New Times investigative reporter Terry Greene Sterling's book: ILLEGAL: Life and Death in Arizona's Immigration War Zone
It's shaping up to be a bad month for national fast-food franchises. First Pizza Hut gets a visit from a pair of towel-wearing banditos. Now this.A very similar crime happened Monday at the McDonald's just west of I-95: Another dude with a gun places his order, as in orders a cashier to give him ... More >>
Here's what's in the local news this morning:If crews don't fix the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico soon, then scientists say it's "inevitable" that an ocean current will bring that contaminated water up Florida's east coast, through Broward and Palm Beach. [Palm Beach Post]Two forensic psycholog ... More >>
Photo: Broward Sheriff's OfficeMcCallRenalto Obos was shot dead in November 2004 while sitting in a car on Northwest 3rd Avenue with his girlfriend. It was robbery gone awry. The killer wore a mask, and due to the random nature of the crime, Broward Sheriff's Office couldn't find a suspect until ... More >>
Tuesday morning's news in Broward and Palm Beach:The federal corruption investigation in Miramar goes right to the top, as filings in that case indicate that former commissioner Fitzroy Salesman set up a meeting between an undercover agent and City Manager Robert Payton, who then helped the agent ... More >>
LudwigsenGeorge Ludwigsen will soon be sentenced for breaking into safety deposit boxes in Mississippi with a saw -- and that's not nearly the most exciting criminal caper the 40-year-old Hallandale Beach resident has to his credit. Earlier in the decade, Ludwigsen and his more famous younger bro ... More >>
Photo by Dom CruzAt least since Bonnie and Clyde, criminals have been fashion trendsetters. Now an unidentified thief appears to be seeking similar icon status, days after wearing a "POLICE" T-shirt to an armed robbery in Pompano Beach.The BSO news release tells of a 35-year-old woman named Franc ... More >>
The Cypress Creek Cinemas 16 at the corner of Andrews and Cypress Creek in Fort Lauderdale was robbed yesterday morning. According to police, the culprit - a 5'5, 200-pound white guy - confronted the manager with a gun as he entered the theatre in the morning, rounded up and bound all the emplo ... More >>
Broker Accused of Stealing, Finding True Meaning of ChristmasToday's news is being brought to you by my coworker Stacy, the head of the accounting department and the proud owner of this super scary Grinch costume. Stacy decided to wear this costume today, which is also reserved for The Juice's "Brin ... More >>
Crist Buys Wedding Dress, Won't Be One Wearing It If you're the type of person who laughs at the sight of a beard-wedding dress combination, you'll appreciate the news that Charlie Crist's fiancee recently bought herself a wedding gown. I say this not because the accusations that Carole Rome ... More >>
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There is an insane standoff around a bank on Miami Beach happening right now. Apparently, robbers hit the Commercial Bank of Florida on 41st Street. Then they got separated and police nabbed one man. Now the others are threatening to shoot people if they don't release him. A SWAT team is searching a ... More >>
So you've probably seen the tempest in a teapot with Tom Fiedler. If not, read the comments in the post below. I'm going to do a little bit more reporting on this, but until then, let's move on to ... The DBR Beating a Subpoena Broward Circuit Judge Marc Gold proved himself a man of wisdom by qua ... More >>
A Pompano man and his family bum-rush a judge on sentencing day
After years in the shadow of Luther Campbell, Joe Weinberger has emerged with his own label -- and a tainted reputation
Former criminal-in-training Percy Campbell reclaimed his life and now illuminates a better way to handle hard-core juvenile delinquency
The owners wanted to open a fun store in downtown Fort Lauderdale. After three burglaries in a month, the novelty wore off.